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Barca want revenge after Champions League humiliation – Pjanic
Miralem Pjanic discussed Barcelona as they prepare to open their 2020-21 season against Villarreal in LaLiga.An 8-2 humiliation against Bayern Munich in the Champions League quarter-finals capped a forgettable and trophy-less 2019-20 campaign for Barca.
The long-awaited Clasico takes shape: discover below the two teams lined up this Saturday at Camp Nou. Ronald Koeman has decided to do without Griezmann for the Clasico between FC Barcelona and Real Madrid, this Saturday, as part of the 7th round of Liga. Like Tuesday in the Champions League, Pedri is preferred to the world champion while Messi, Coutinho and Ansu Fati complete the Catalan attacking quartet. Dembélé also starts on the bench. Not Lenglet, aligned alongside Pique in a defense framed by Dest and Alba, who takes his place in the corridor at the expense of Sergi Roberto. For his part, Zinedine Zidane made the strong choice to leave Modric on the Madrid bench. Valverde accompanies Casemiro and Kroos in the midfield, behind the trio Vinicius-Benzema-Asensio. In defense, the Merengues recorded the return of Ramos, associated in the axis with Varane while Mendy and Nacho occupy the flanks.
Gallery: Barça: Ronald Koeman's eleven possible this season (World Eleven)
Barça: Messi votes against Memphis Depay
Gallery: Barça: Koeman's possible eleven this season (World Eleven) Still as influential within Barça, Lionel Messi would have positioned himself against an arrival of Memphis Depay in the ranks of the Catalan club. © Panoramic Lionel Messi Barcelona Former coach of the Netherlands, Ronald Koeman will he succeed in bringing his compatriot Memphis Depay to FC Barcelona? A priori and according to an indiscretion signed Don Balon, nothing is less certain. The fault in particular with Lionel Messi.
Barcelona's eleven: Neto - Dest, Piqué, Lenglet, Alba - Busquets, De Jong - Pedri, Coutinho, Ansu Fati - Messi. The Madrid eleven: Courtois - Nacho, Varane, Ramos, Mendy - Valverde, Casemiro, Kroos - Asensio, Benzema, Vinicius Jr.
Setien: I could not be myself at Barcelona .
Former Barcelona coach Quique Setien is now "comfortable at home" after a difficult tenure in which, he claims, he could not be himself.Setien was sacked as following the European debacle, just seven months on from his appointment as Ernesto Valverde's replacement.